A lot of work has been carried out globally to measure sustainability. For our bioenergy, we work and maintain 10 principles for ensuring the sustainability of our products;
Principle 1: GREENHOUSE GAS BALANCE (GHG) – Complete supply chain measurement of GHG emissions.
Principle 2: CARBON STOCK – Bioenergy production does not take place at the expense of significant carbon reservoirs in vegetation and soil.
Principle 3: BIODIVERSITY - Production of bioenergy may not take place in areas with high biodiversity value.
Principle 4: PROTECTION OF SOIL QUALITY – Producing bioenergy should maintain or improve the soil quality.
Principle 5: PROTECTION OF WATER RESOURCES - Production of bioenergy should not exhaust ground and surface water and should avoid or significantly limit negative impacts on water.
Principle 6: PROTECTION OF AIR QUALITY - Production of bioenergy must not have negative impact or significantly reduce air quality.
Principle 7: COMPETITION WITH LOCAL BIOMASS APPLICATIONS -Production of woody biomass should not endanger food, water supply or subsistence means of communities where the use of this specific biomass is essential for the fulfillment of basic needs.
Principle 8: LOCAL SOCIO-ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE - Production of woody biomass should respect property rights and contribute to local prosperity and to the welfare of the employees and the local population.
Principle 9: LEGALITY – Bioenergy production must comply and respect all legal rights and requirements.
Principle 10: SUSTAINABILITY: Bioenergy can only be produced from sustainable resources.
Everything we do is traceable, validated and wherever possible certified. Our bioenergy is sustainably certified by an accredited international agency.
Our business internally operates using our business management systems designed to comply with the following ISO standards:
ISO9001 - Quality
ISO14001 - Environment
ISO45001 - Safety
ISO27001 - Information Security
ISO31001 - Risk Management
Our bioenergy is primarily derived from short rotation coppice forestry. In this process managed plantations are harvested leaving the rootstock to regrow and produce new biomass. Up to 50% of a managed forestry's carbon in stored below ground preserving a substantial part of a tree's carbon sequestration.
In a circular bioeconomy, plantations are managed to produce bioenergy and sequester carbon in a cycle that can be measured. In the future, the cycle will be optimised to serve both bioenergy and carbon sequestration markets.
Our typical future operations will have the ability to produce millions of gigajoules of bioenergy and sequester 100's of thousands of tons or carbon annually.
Circular bioenconomies are the future of sustainable energy production and carbon sequestration.
Join us in developing this immense carbon storing and energy producing renewable economy.